Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.
Mukilteo will use this grant to begin the first of four phases of development of the 13-acre Mukilteo Lighthouse Park site, which is on Puget Sound at the west end of old downtown Mukilteo. Work will include restoring the shore lands to a natural condition that will stabilize sandy soils and enrich habitat, creating a waterfront path extending the length of the park’s shoreline, adding open landscaped areas, sheltered picnic facilities, an interpretive program with displays and viewpoints, pathways, the first section of a waterfront promenade, a new restroom, and access to the shoreline via a new parking area for people with disabilities. In addition to providing new and enhanced recreation opportunities for residents, the park also will provide a critical connection to redevelopment efforts underway along the Mukilteo and Everett waterfronts.